Flynn, George
January 1997
Escape of the Pacific Clipper;1997, p393
This section looks at the fate of the Pacific Clipper after World War II. Like all Pan American Airways Corp. planes, the Pacific Clipper went to war and the men that flew them also became part of the world wide conflict America was facing. The British finally got their Clipper ships when Juan Trippe made three of the Boeings a gift to America's ally. But when the war was over, the Clipper ships were discarded by the Navy as obsolete. By 1947, all were either scuttled or broken up and sold for scrap. Not one Boeing 314 or 314A survived the purge so all that is left of these magnificent flying ships are yellowing pictures and wonderful memories.


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